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S. 691 (115th): Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

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A bill to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Timothy “Tim” Kaine

Sponsor. Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017
Length: 58 pages
Introduced
Mar 21, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 984: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 29, 2018. (compare text)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Udall Questions GAO, Administration Witnesses on High Risk Designation for Indian Programs
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] on May 17, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 691 will add $67 million in new spending through 2022.

History

Mar 21, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 10, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 28, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

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S. 691 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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